If you are thinking of separating, have recently separated or have separated and not formalised your property and/or parenting arrangements you should consider obtaining legal advice in relation to your rights and obligations.

Although there is no legal requirement to formalise a property settlement or parenting agreement you should consider the current and/or future impact that not having formal arrangements in place may have.  There can be serious consequences and ramifications if the arrangements are not formalised.


Even if you are not married, parties to a de facto relationship may still make a claim for property. You should also be aware that there are time limits imposed on property settlements from the date of separation.

A common misconception is that superannuation is not included in the property pool.

Please read our article on divorce for a discussion about the process and implications.

If you would like to find out more about your rights and obligations in the separation process please contact Claire Naidu & Co on 02 6109 0118 or via email We would love to speak with you about the process and your options.  Click here for our contact details.